ASUS chairman Jonney Shih has introduced some of the company's latest designs at CES 2010 and a noteworthy inclusion was the ASUS NX90 Bang & Olufsen ICEpower notebook – a handsome and functional laptop which was designed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen’s lead designer, David Lewis. The NX90 features a smooth, polished aluminum body and palm rest that coordinate perfectly with the sleek dark keyboard and dual touchpads – which together with the desktop software - are designed to be used much like a DJ’s mixing desk. The B&O ICEpower speakers sit either side of the high-definition flat screen and are designed to produce flawless surround-sound audio – this is definitely a laptop designed for the living room, not the home office.
The LCD screen has an 18.4” panel and with the addition of the speakers it becomes almost the size of a 22” LCD. The speakers sit close to the laptop hinge to reduce resonance noise and use exclusive sonic focus technology which helps to produce flawless sound. The keyboard has a virtual mouse, hand-writing capabilities and intuitive DJ-like scrolling control.
The NX90 laptop has a Core i7 processor, slot-in Blu-Ray combo/DVD super multi-drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 334M graphics, dual HDD support for up to 1280GB of storage (with dual drives), 2 MP built-in video camera, is USB 3.0 ready and weighs 4.8kg (10.6lbs) - with a six cell battery.